Medical History

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In History
  • 100

    Romans Begin Public Health and Sanitation Systems

    Romans Begin Public Health and Sanitation Systems
    In 1700 B.C.E. the Romans started to have public health and sanitations systems.
  • 100

    Hippocrates Lived

    Hippocrates Lived
    The Father of Medicine, Hippocrates lived from 460 B.C.E. - 377 B.C.E.
  • 100

    1000 BCE Health records are maintained

    1000 BCE Health records are maintained
    The ancient Egyptians are the first to maintain accurate health records.
  • 100

    Acupuncture begins to be used

    Acupuncture begins to be used
    The Chinese began using acupuncture around the Stone Age (2000 BCE) though the time is not exact. It was used to relieve pain and congestion.
  • Jan 1, 860

    First Cast

    In the year 860 AD, an Arabian physician mixed lime with egg white to create a hard mixture, prior to plaster.
  • Jan 1, 895

    Began using animal gut for suture material

    Began using animal gut for suture material
    Rhazes was credited as the first to use animal gut for suture material
  • Jan 1, 1284

    First Eyeglasses Invented

    First Eyeglasses Invented
    Around 1284 in Italy, Salvino D'Armate is credited with inventing the first wearable eye glasses.
  • Jan 1, 1487

    Leonardo da Vinci draws the Vitruvian Man

    Leonardo da Vinci draws the Vitruvian Man
    Leonardo da Vinci used dissection to draw the human body, and in 1487 he drew the famous Vitruvian Man
  • First Microscope Invented

    First Microscope Invented
    Zacharias Jansenn
  • Circulation of blood to and from the heart is described

    Circulation of blood to and from the heart is described
    William Harvey published his book on the circulation of blood.
  • First Mercury Thermometer Created

    First Mercury Thermometer Created
    Gabriel Fahrenheit created what is to be considered the first modern thermometer.
  • First successful appendectomy

    First successful appendectomy
    Claudius Aymand performs the first successful appendectomy
  • Bifocals were invented

    Bifocals were invented
    Benjamin Franklin invented the bifocal lenses because was tired of switching glasses for seeing far away and up close.
  • Vaccine for Smallpox Developed

    Vaccine for Smallpox Developed
    Edward Jenner developed a vaccine for smallpox in 1796.
  • Stethoscope is invented

    Stethoscope is invented
    Rene Laennec invented it and it consisted of a wooden tube and was monaural
  • Modern nursing began

    Modern nursing began
    Florence Nightengale got her first job as a nurse in 1851 and continued to improve the idea of nursing for hospitals.
  • Pasteurization of Milk Begins

    Pasteurization of Milk Begins
    Louis Pasteur beings pasteurizing milk to kill bacteria in1862
  • Patterns of heredity were established

    Patterns of heredity were established
    Gregory Mendel explained this conceived the concept of heredity units, (genes). These often expressed dominant or recessive characteristics. He then worked out the pattern of inheritance of various traits and produced two generalisations that became known as the laws of heredity.
  • Disinfectants and Antiseptics used During Surgery

    Disinfectants and Antiseptics used During Surgery
    British Surgeon Joseph Lister began using disinfectants and antiseptics during surgery
  • The American Red Cross is Founded

    The American Red Cross is Founded
    Clara Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881
  • Culture Plate Method Developed

    Culture Plate Method Developed
    Robert Koch developed the culture plate method to identify pathogens in 1881
  • First Successful Open Heart Surgery

    First Successful Open Heart Surgery
    Daniel Hale Williams repaired the torn pericardium of a knife would patient on July 10, 1893 at Provident Hospital on Chicago. The patient recovered about 55 days later.
  • X-Rays were discovered

    X-Rays were discovered
    William Roentgen found that X-Rays would pass through human tissue leaving the bones and metals visible.
  • Radium is Isolated

    Radium is Isolated
    Marie and Pierre Curie successfully isolate radioactive radium salts from the mineral pitchblende in their laboratory in Paris.
  • Band Aid

    Band Aid
    Earle Dickson invented the band-aid in 1921.
  • Penicillin is discovered

    Penicillin is discovered
    Sir Alexander Fleming discovered that penicillin is an antibacterial agent that could kill disease-causing bacteria.
  • Polio Vaccine

    Polio Vaccine
    In 1952 Jonas Salk developed the vaccine for polio
  • John F Kennedy Assassinated

    John F Kennedy Assassinated
  • First heart transplant surgery

    First heart transplant surgery
    Christian Bainard performed the first heart transplant, the patient died 18 days later.
  • The First Car is Invented

    The First Car is Invented
    The first modern car was invented by Karl Benz in 1886. This helped to be able to transport medicine and patients.
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    400
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    Jan 1, 1400

    The Dark Ages

    Emphasis was placed on saving the soul and study of medicine was prohibited. Many plagues took place during this time period.
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    Revolutionary War

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    The French Revolution

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    Civil War

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    World War 1

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    The Great Depression

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    World War II

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    The Cold War

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    Korean War

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    Vietnam War